Found June 21, 2012 on
Los Angeles Lakers
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Often curt and occasionally prone to belittling reporters, Kobe Bryant may never be a media darling.
But the Lakers star has always been a hit with social media, a phenomenon that was highlighted Thursday when Bryant won a pair of NBA Social Media Awards presented by NBA TV.
Bryant won the TrendSetter Award as the player who received the most mentions this season on Twitter, and...
The NBA has released the list of top-selling jerseys internationally for the first time, and it should probably come as no surprise who tops the first the list. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant tops the list internationally, according to Lakers.com. The exact figures were not released, Bryant's No. 24 sits atop a list of 15 released by the league, a list based on sales at adidas...
Once the Lakers were bounced from the playoffs in the 2nd round by the Oklahoma City Thunder, most people believed that it was given that major changes were on the horizon. Pau Gasol has routinely been rumored to be on the trade block and just yesterday, Ramon Sessions decided to opt-out of his contract and become a free agent. So it seemed that the wheels were already in motion...
After the Lakers flamed out in the playoffs for the second season in a row, people figured the team would make significant personnel changes. The common thought has been that either Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol would be traded, and that it was Gasol who was most likely gone.
Gasol was dealt to Houston in a three-way trade before the season began, but he remained in LA after the deal...
Jim Buss likes the direction of the Lakers.
Before we go blowing these quotes out of proportion, it’s important to remember that Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant won a lot of championships together. Without Kobe, Phil wouldn’t have more championship rings than he has fingers. Just as he wouldn’t trade Michael Jordan for any player in NBA history, I’m sure Jackson feels the same way about Kobe. All disclaimers aside, it...
Mitch Kupchak admitted that the new CBA will make it difficult for the Lakers to improve via free agency.
Although the Los Angeles Lakers have fallen short of reaching the NBA Finals the last two seasons, it has not seemed to have dampened enthusiasm for their All-Star veteran guard Kobe Bryant across the globe, as the “Black Mamba’s” team jersey is the number one selling NBA jersey internationally. The Lakers official team blog, has reported that Bryant’s Lakers jersey tops...